The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books This week: Meg Wolitzer's latest, Charles Frazier returns to the Civil War, the pressures of being the only black person in the room, a new Macbeth, and marriage-saving tips from a divorce lawyer.
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The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books

This week: Meg Wolitzer, Charles Frazier, Jo Nesbo, Nafissa Thompson-Spires and James Sexton.

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Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological

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What Does Modern Prejudice Look Like?

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D.A. Mishani is also the editor of international fiction and crime literature at Keter Books in Israel. Yanai Yechieli/Courtesy HarperCollins hide caption

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So Hot Right Now: Has Climate Change Created A New Literary Genre?

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In a new book, Charles Graeber tells the story of Charlie Cullen, a registered nurse who was was dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media after he was implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients. Twelve Books hide caption

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Friedkin, Who Pushed Film Forward, Looks Back

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